SPRINGFIELD – While 6 Bricks, the only locally-owned and operated cannabis dispensary has started construction of its new facility on the first floor of The Republican building, city officials have still not taken action on the address change in the Host Community Agreement, and one city councilor sees the delay as “another example of systematic injustices that minorities face nationally and locally.”
The discission about the change in address broke a day before the Liberty dispensary opened in Springfield. Owned by Holistic Industries, the California-based company operates locations in California, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and two other locations in Massachusetts.
6 Bricks already has a provisional license, as well as being named by the Cannabis Control Commission as a company allowed to deliver cannabis for its own operation as well as other dispensaries. Originally slated to go into a building at the Gasoline Alley complex on Albany Street, the company’s CEO and founder Payton Shubrick had explained Reminder Publishing earlier this fall the decision to move was made because of requiring a facility that could be adapted to meet the retail requirements brought on by the pandemic.
Shubrick’s plan is to have the dispensary open in the first quarter of next year.
6 Bricks has the distinction of being owned by a local company and by a minority company led by a…